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Under the Umbrella: Custom Software Solutions Blog

For almost twenty years The National Center for College Costs (NCCC) has been helping students and parents prepare for college with various programs and services. Their goal is to "reach large volumes of students and parents on certain key college preparatory issues that otherwise might prevent students from attending and/or successfully transitioning to post secondary education; and to create a culture of 'college for all' by raising the expectations and readiness of students, their parents and others who support them."
A common pitfall in custom software development is putting more focus on the 'end' of the project rather than on the application itself. In reality the end of an application build is only the beginning of the application's use; there are very few processes or applications that don't require support once they become essential to the business. Because of that, it's important to have a plan in place for support and enhancements before your developer even begins to build your custom web application. In this article, we'll take a look at what support needs might encompass, and we will also explain why enhancements might already be required for a new application. And finally, we will lay out a few options that help cover both of these categories.
As Inverse-Square's Senior Application Architect, Jesse's job is to look at solutions from a micro and a macro perspective, "people come to us with ideas and problems and visions and our goal is to realize the best option that we can". Jesse's career at Inverse-Square began after a lunch date with his old work colleague, Bob. Bob filled Jesse in on all of the amazing things that Team Awesome were working on, and the supportive and jovial atmosphere at the office. It didn't take long for Jesse to decide that Inverse-Square was where he belonged.
Contracting a software development company to build a custom web application to support your business processes may seem daunting, but with the extensive knowledge and experience of the custom software developers at Inverse-Square, we can make sure that the engagement is as smooth and stress free as possible. If you're considering a custom software solution for your business, these six steps will explain what the process of working with our developers would be like.
Do you know what ERP is? Don't worry if you don't, the Easter Bunny didn't either. ERP is short for Enterprise Resource Planning; business management software comprised of integrated applications. With ERP, you can collect, manage, and interpret data across your entire business. It's a handy application and the Easter Bunny needed it!
Focused on patient care, research, and education, the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC) is "committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive healthcare services to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, and to their families." An organization with a focus this specialized, needs specialized software to aid them in their day to day.
One early Autumn weekend in 2011, Bob Baird and some friends headed out to Morgan-Monroe State Forest for a much deserved break. Earlier that week, Bob had successfully finished a challenging, months-long project at the small custom software firm he had been working for, and a weekend enjoying nature's quiet, and his friend's company seemed like the perfect way to clear his head. Bob also knew that with his wife being seven months pregnant with their first child, an opportunity to get away with the boys wouldn't come along again for sometime.
Many of the custom web applications we build are designed to help leverage data from a client's existing system or systems. Today, there's existing software for almost anything. At Inverse-Square, we're big fans of measuring value; we won't build custom software if the same thing that can be bought off of the shelf, can meet your needs. If your business is currently using pre-packaged software to manage your data, but you need to own that data and impose your processes on top of it, we can help, and the easiest way we can get to that data, is with an API.
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It's not surprising that if you asked little boy, Zach, what he wanted to be when he grew up, the answer was a musician, because when our Director of Operations isn't working hard to ensure Inverse-Square runs effectively, he's banging away on drums for local band, Pillars, or playing music with the worship band at his Church.
Life is busy, every parent knows that. Everyone is running here, there, and everywhere; school, meetings, soccer practice, homework. It can be difficult to find the time to sit down to eat dinner together, let alone give back to the community. But what if you want to give back, and more importantly, you want to teach your children that it's important to give back? That's where Project Giving Kids comes in. "Project Giving Kids is a nonprofit all about connecting busy kids and families to fun, meaningful and age-appropriate service activities through a unique website experience." A pretty fantastic idea if you ask us, and guess who made the website come to life... We did!